Rabat - Police in Larach, a city in North Morocco seized nearly 450 kilograms of cannabis during an anti-drug smuggling sting on Saturday.
Rabat – Police in Larach, a city in North Morocco seized nearly 450 kilograms of cannabis during an anti-drug smuggling sting on Saturday.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that its staff launched the first operation in the port of Larache. The operation, according to DGSN’s statement, arrested two Moroccan nationals in possession of 15 bags of cannabis. Each bag contained 30 kg of hashish.
DGSN carried out a second operation near the commune of Khmiss Sahel, 10 kilometers away from the city of Asilah. The operation concluded with the arrest of 5 suspects for their involvement in drug trafficking.
The statement said that the suspects tried to corrupt the members of the law enforcement with the seized money.
The defendants were placed in custody while possible links between the suspects with other criminal networks are determined.
In April, customs police in the Tangier port seized 490 kilograms cannabis
In another operation carried out in April, police seized 53 kilograms of cannabis in a shipping truck on its way to Spain.
The authorities arrested the truck driver after X-rays revealed drugs concealed behind the vehicle frame and the engine cooling system.
Morocco’s cannabis on the implementation of criminal policy noted earlier this month that authorities recorded 85,000 cases of drug-related crimes in 2017.
Drug cases resulted in the arrest of 74,573 suspects in 2012, while 88,179 suspects of drug-related crimes were arrested in 2016.